Aug 1 maschu commented on Guest Editorial: Density Done Right by Confronting Displacement.
And another point--$6000 per month for the new apartment has to be wrong. I could only find one apartment in the entire city at anywhere near that price--a super luxe downtown penthouse with 180 views of Elliot Bay and the Space Needle. Maybe half that amount at most?
Aug 1 maschu commented on Guest Editorial: Density Done Right by Confronting Displacement.
According to your data, the City of Seattle permitted the demolition of 6000 housing units across all zones including single family, not 6000 units of AFFORDABLE housing.

Now if you could compare lost affordable units, with new affordable units, you'd have an actual point.

According to the same data, I see 2024 multifamily units displaced by 14,395 new units. Isn't that the professed goal--the creation of additional units in multifamily zones to help dissipate the upward pressure on rental costs, without affecting single family zones?

Aug 2, 2015 maschu commented on Tom Cruise Running in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.
I am Tom Cruise's stunt runner. I'm sorry to say he doesn't do his own running, although he still does his own walking, unlike most of Hollywood. The magic of CGI.
Feb 18, 2015 maschu commented on Driving on the Viaduct While Imagining It Collapsing.
Sometimes, I worry that all my hand wringing is going to leave my skin chapped, but I am truly terrified of lotion.
Jun 10, 2014 maschu commented on The Walmart Man Who Would Be Alive Today If He Didn't Have a Concealed Weapon.
The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
And the only thing that stops that good guy with a gun is a bad girl with a gun.
And the only thing that stops a bad girl with a gun is that same bad girl with that same gun.
Aug 23, 2013 maschu commented on Confessions of an Underwhelmed Reader.
Sorry she didn't deliver the Mormon church's knockout feminist blow? Maybe that isn't what the book is about, just what you wanted the book to be.
Jul 31, 2013 maschu commented on Nicole Hardy on Mormonism, Sex, and Feminism.
One quibble near the end of the article, and with Cienna: it is clear you're bitter that she got a book deal and the article is just a petty set up to rip her. Cienna should rethink what it means to be a writer.
Jul 12, 2013 maschu commented on Is West Seattle More Trouble Than It's Worth?.
West Seattle NIMBYs are more bark than bite. Look at all the new development, and realize that a few grumpy comments are having no effect. Relax.
Feb 6, 2013 maschu commented on Boy Scouts Delay Decision on Admitting Gay Members and Leaders.
As an Eagle Scout, I am very disappointed in the Boy Scouts' delay of a decision to admit gay scouts. Looking back, I am sure there were gay kids in my Troop, but it really wasn't germane to the adventures and fun that we had. Many may point to the 'morally straight' in the Oath, but what is more righteous than standing up to discrimination? If they vote to discriminate, they are depriving a lot of kids the opportunity to learn the great lessons that are the core of scouting: honor, loyalty, service to community.
Dec 16, 2012 maschu commented on Kristof on Gun Control.
Ladders don't kill people, gravity kills people.